Gang of Four are back

In case you missed the full Christmas Countdown – our choice of the top 20 tracks of year here’s a reminder:

1 The Divine Comedy – The Indie Disco
2 Broken Bells – The High Road
3 The National – England
4 Talk To Angels – He Loves Cilla
5 Arcade Fire – Empty Room
6 Yeasayer – Madder Red
7 Massive Attack – Girl I Love You
8 Babybird – Black Flowers
9 Vampire Weekend – Cousins
10 Whole Sky Monitor – Shoot The People
11 iLiKETRAiNS – Sea of Regret
12 State of Error – Sign The Line
13 Sunshine Underground – A Warning Sign
14 Black Keys – Tighten Up
15 Grinderman – Heathen Child
16 Being 747 – Life In The Trees
17 The Fall – Bury Parts 2 + 4
18 Vicky and Sunny – Ahkhon Main Ek Khawab
19 Creole Choir of Cuba – Chen Nan Ren
20 Cee Lo Green – Forget U

But now it’s a New Year and we’re onto new stuff – including the new Gang of Four album Content which is out on January 25.

This week’s Bradford Beat on Thursday January 6 will feature the Leeds-based band, playing stuff from the new record as well as a couple of classic oldies.

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Simon Ashberry has been playing the best of local music on Bradford Beat for almost two decades. He was music columnist for the Telegraph & Argus for several years, covering local acts such as Embrace, Terrorvision, Tasmin Archer and New Model Army, and has played bass in several bands himself. He was previously part of Bradford-based Loom with John Rigby from Trip and Stumble and currently plays with Leeds band the Stromatolites.